Monday, June 14, 2010

Obama to Politico: Gulf Oil Spill Echoes 9/11


Politico: Sounding reflective as he heads into a bruising electoral season, President Barack Obama told POLITICO columnist Roger Simon that the Gulf disaster “echoes 9/11” because it will change the nation’s psyche for years to come.
Obama — facing mounting criticism of his handling of the BP gusher, even from longtime allies — vowed to make a “bold” push for a new energy law even as the calamity continues to unfold. And he said he will use the rest of his presidency to try to put the United States on a course toward a “new way of doing business when it comes to energy.”
“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11,” the president said in an Oval Office interview on Friday, "I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”
My first thought was, Dear Lord, may we never experience another 9/11 under Obama’s incompetence.  My second thought was just how unrelated the two events are. 9/11 was an act of war and the BP oil spill is a disaster being made worse by incompetent management. I think it is fair to say that Obama himself doesn’t believe a word of what he is saying. Otherwise why spend the rest of the day golfing? 

Of course Obama is going to use the oil spill to pass that nightmare legislation Cap and Tax: 
In his firmest declaration yet that he views the calamity as an impetus to push Congress afresh to pass a major energy and climate bill, Obama vowed to “move forward in a bold way in a direction that finally gives us the kind of future-oriented, … visionary energy policy that we so vitally need and has been absent for so long..”
“One of the biggest leadership challenges for me going forward is going to be to make sure that we draw the right lessons from this disaster,” he said.
It most certainly will be a leadership challenge to draw lessons from a disaster that still isn’t resolved yet. Never the less, Obama is pushing for a piece of legislation from way back during the campaign to solve the problems of today.  

When reading this story I had third and more frightening thought.  Obama has over two years to go in his term. In that time there remains the possibility for yet another disaster that he will no doubt be ill equip to handle.  Too bad these disasters aren’t unorganized communities; perhaps then Obama would have a clue.

4 comments:

hparis said...

um, my psyche is unharmed by this oil spill.

Can you say propaganda? How 'bout Never let a crisis go to waste? Wow!

I think our Dear Leader is trying to plant thoughts into the minds of what few mindless drone followers he has left.

I don't think this disaster was intentional, but I'm beginning to wonder if this administration's inaction to it was - for the purpose of insuring that it was "disastrous enough" to rush through some commie legislation before November?

Christopher said...

Clifton,

As to your last line about unorganized communities, this would not help either if you examine the area in Chicago he represented. As with everything Hussein touches it is worse off.

trinity said...

The test of someone's character is what they do when the "you know what" hits the fan. Obama is failing this test miserably.

People on the Gulf coast are looking to him for leadership in this time of great devastation, and they are wasting their time. He just isn't capable of being a leader.

Janelle said...

We've survived stupid Presidents before and we will again. Just keep your eyes on the 535 in congress and never let up on them.....or let them stay in office very long.

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